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YouTube's next move might make it virtually impossible to block ads
  • The ads are not part of the stored video file, they are sent in as chunks of the stream in place of the actual video. When the ad is done, the regular video starts playing again. They are not “editing in” anything to be permanently stored as part of an uploaded video.

  • YouTube's next move might make it virtually impossible to block ads
  • All of that targeting data lives on Google’s servers already. Your computer isn’t trying to figure out who you are and what you like each ad play, Google already knows who you are when your browser makes a request for a video. Everything you are talking about is already server-side.

  • YouTube's next move might make it virtually impossible to block ads
  • The ads won’t be baked in beforehand, they’ll be injected into the stream in real time. Videos are broken into chunks and sent over HTTP, they’ll just put ad chunks in during playback. There is no need to re-encode anything. If you deep link to a timestamp, the video just starts from that timestamp as normal. If you are a Premium user, the server just never injects the ads.

    But you are correct that the client needs to be aware that ads are happening, so they can be indicated on screen, and so click-throughs are activated.

    This is why Chrome went to Manifest v3 - so you can’t have any code looking for ad signals running on the page to try to counter it.

  • The experience that made me hate programming, but that's all on me
  • Yeah don’t beat yourself up - when you are new to SQL it fucking let’s you know.

    It’s easy to get distracted thinking about all the ways shit fits together., where you could have just gone wrong. And now, next time, you’ll know.

  • I need help with my first home server. Permission/ownership and samba issues.
  • It’s UID/GID 10000 on the host because you are using an unprivileged LXC container. Unprivileged means that “root” inside the container (which is just a user space of the host with access restrictions) is user 10000 on the host - this is so that files and processes inside the container don’t run with the real UID zero, where they could plant a malicious file, or run a malicious program that escapes containment that ends up with root access on the host.

    Quickest way to make this work over samba is to force user 10000 and force group 10000. That way everything connecting to Samba would see the files as their own.

    Honestly the better solution is to make your software inside the containers run with a local non-root user (which would be something like 10001) and then force samba to use that. Then nothing is running as root in or out of the containers. Samba will still limit access to shares based on the samba login, but for file access purposes it will still use the read/write levels of your non-root user (because of the force- directives)

  • Dial Tone

    Sometime, probably close to 20 years ago, but perhaps more recently, you heard a dial tone for the last time and you didn’t even realize it would be.

    Conservative Immigrants
  • Aw fuck. Man there isn’t a single figure of speech left in American English that I don’t find out is actually a racist dog whistle that I never knew about

    Well goddamn, I apologize for its use.

  • He'll be living with this for the rest of his life
  • Won’t someone think of the demerits or whatever I’m gonna get on my name after another 30-seconds-late clock in because my shitty capitalist boss has to nickel and dime me but I still need to survive?

    Why are most lemmy leftists completely blind to the pragmatism of current real-world material conditions? You guys forget we still live in the late-stage capitalist hellscape?

  • He'll be living with this for the rest of his life
  • Yeah I fucking love it when some asshole on his phone takes forever to go at the green and only three cars get through and to have to wait an entire light cycle which is at minimum 90 seconds.

    When the light turns green and you are unobstructed, you go. Simple as.

  • Comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76 Richard Lewis Dies: Beloved Comic, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Was 76

    Richard Lewis, one of America’s most beloved and revered stand-up comics who also played a fictionalized version of himself on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, died last night at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. He was 76. His death was confirmed by his publicist Jeff Abraham. Lewi...

    Richard Lewis Dies: Beloved Comic, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Was 76

    Any updates?

    Is Memmy still being worked on? Haven't heard much in the last couple months...


    Local Calendar - Is there a way to subscribe to it?

    We have Local Calendar now, which is great! Is there a way to add this calendar to programs like the iOS Calendar App, or Outlook, or anything like that?

    The idea would be that I would make a calendar more accessible for non-techie users, who don't access HA from a desktop browser often but might want to be able to see/edit certain calendars (light settings, sprinkler timing, etc). I can't find much info about this anywhere; I assume it's not currently possible?